Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice 4th Annual Seminar

Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice is holding its 4th Annual Seminar:
CALIFORNIA ISSUES GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice

Saturday  July 30, 2016
9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., 12th Fl., Inglewood, CA 90301
Registration is now open!
For details. visit: CulturalCompetencyinFamilyPractice.com/2016/

5 panels of Family Law Practitioners born, educated and/or practicing in 4 Continents/Legal Systems, examine California Family Law issues (i.e. Premarital, Marriage, Spousal Rights and Duties, and Divorce), in the global setting. Panel of Micro aggression and hidden prejudices. Panel of Lunch with Your Family Law Judge, a unique opportunity for Judicial Officers, attorneys and psychologists to communicate and exchange views regarding the influence and role of culture in our family law litigation.

Dr. Gitu Bhatia has been published as co-author

Dr. Gitu Bhatia has been published as co-author of a chapter within the book,
dr gitu bhatia recently published“Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Family Court, Second Edition. Edited by Leslie Drozd, Michael Saini, and Nancy Olesen” published by Oxford University Press.
You can find the chapter in SECTION 6:
CULTURAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES;
Chapter 15: Cultural Dynamics of Divorce and Parenting
by Gitu Bhatia and Michael Saini. It provides ways in which we can be culturally sensitive, aware and  competent.

Controlling and Coercive behavior a crime in UK and Wales

New laws in UK and Wales made Controlling and Coercive behavior a crime of domestic violence (with up to 5 years imprisonment). The expanded definition of the domestic violence include social media abuse, ‘honour’ based violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage against any gender or in any ethnic group. Here is a text: Controlling_or_coercive_behaviour_-_statutory_guidance . . . → Read More: Controlling and Coercive behavior a crime in UK and Wales

Spiritual Healing after Divorce

Of late, many distinctions are made between religion and spirituality. Generally speaking, spirituality is described as a more personally chosen and an individual experience compared to religion. Religion may or may not be chosen by one, and tends to be a more collective experience that is guided by texts or leaders. While religion and spirituality bring up inner conflicts and question your faith, these beliefs and values can also be helpful in getting through one of the most difficult times in people’s lives. Although in this country we support the separation of church and state, in reality, religion often frames our view of right and wrong and a sense of fairness and justice, and needs to be addressed for healing and growth for all members of the family. . . . → Read More: Spiritual Healing after Divorce

Implicit bias hurting justice system—and profession, says ABA president

Implicit bias hurting justice system—and profession, says ABA president

From the American Bar Association, October 2015 http://www.americanbar.org/publications/youraba/2015/october-2015/aba-president-brown–others-on-what-all-lawyers-need-to-know-abo.html